If you don't belive in God

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    May 23, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    if you fear death why?

    I mean if there is no God, then there is no afterlife, no retribution, and you go back to father earth and become compost.

    So why fear death if you do?



    Oh do I fear death?

    NO! This is why I ask, and the root of my confusion.
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    May 30, 2011 1:17 AM GMT

    lol, an atheist fears death because it is the end. A christian fears death because of how he/she may be judged.

    You lost one partner. Most other people fear death because of the separation from loved ones it brings with it.

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    May 30, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    I'm scared as hell of death. Much of my family is very opposed to homosexuality, for example. I've heard a lot of the "you'll burn in hell" speeches, even one from my father.

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    May 30, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    We are biologically wired to "fear" and wish to avoid death. We wouldn't be around as a species if we didn't.
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    May 30, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    I'm scared of death because of the finality of it.
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 30, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
    Woody Allen said it best. "I am not afraid of dyiing. I just don't want to be there when it happens."

    It's that we're likely going to go out in a grotesque accident or a slow painful way that scares people.

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    May 30, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    lol, an atheist fears death because it is the end. A christian fears death because of how he/she may be judged.

    You lost one partner. Most other people fear death because of the separation from loved ones it brings with it.



    Contrary as a Christian I do not fear death for I know what awaits at the other end, for me as much as I love life, this current journey is not my home. I have experience loss in my own family - suddenly. In my walk of life I have come close to losing my life, to assault, etc. in those instances I did fear the end of my existence, but later coming to a relationship with Christ that has changed. Do not get me wrong, I am a human and still have fears and apprehensions, situations that alerts us but this is our inherit normal response to survive in a situation of danger, but to see that this current life has a finality I do not believe for what I have experience, and being privilege to learn in faith and prayer. And is available to all who seek him, I am not taking about religion.
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    May 30, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    I think I would rather go out slowly and ostentatiously, because then you could probably get free gifts from people....plus you could give a lot of advice about life and people would listen.
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 30, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Faith and prayer is religous talk. What else are you talking about?
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    May 30, 2011 1:45 AM GMT

    "but to see that this current life has a finality I do not believe"

    I said that about atheists, not christians.
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    May 30, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    Wouldn't a better question be, "If you're a Christian, why do you fear death?"

    I mean, unless you're perpetually high when you post threads, you seem to have an almost autistic disconnect from the topics you create or respond to.
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    May 30, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    Why fear death either case? It's just death.
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    May 30, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
    I think the reason why everyone has an innate and often subconscious fear of death is because we are all aware that there is something beyond the passing of our bodies. It's an instinct we are all born with.
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    May 31, 2011 7:23 AM GMT
    uombroca said
    meninlove said
    lol, an atheist fears death because it is the end. A christian fears death because of how he/she may be judged.

    You lost one partner. Most other people fear death because of the separation from loved ones it brings with it.



    Contrary as a Christian I do not fear death for I know what awaits at the other end, for me as much as I love life, this current journey is not my home. I have experience loss in my own family - suddenly. In my walk of life I have come close to losing my life, to assault, etc. in those instances I did fear the end of my existence, but later coming to a relationship with Christ that has changed. Do not get me wrong, I am a human and still have fears and apprehensions, situations that alerts us but this is our inherit normal response to survive in a situation of danger, but to see that this current life has a finality I do not believe for what I have experience, and being privilege to learn in faith and prayer. And is available to all who seek him, I am not taking about religion.


    AMEN
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    May 31, 2011 7:30 AM GMT
    I'm not afraid of death so much as I am afraid of dying in agony. I would hate to have a heart attack, or bleed out, or die in a fire, or be murdered. Dying peaceful in my bed doesn't sound so bad however. I'm not sayin that I don't believe in God, but if there really was nothing else, I think I would be okay with the fact that my body would just be converted into other forms. I would just become part of the random chaos of the universe as it spirals towards entropy. I can deal with that! I do fear losing my loved ones though... icon_sad.gif
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    May 31, 2011 7:31 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    lol, an atheist fears death because it is the end. A christian fears death because of how he/she may be judged.

    You lost one partner. Most other people fear death because of the separation from loved ones it brings with it.



    Yes I have lost a partner. A person I still behold dear to my heart to this very day. I was to learn from this, life still goes on, even after we are gone, or we live on.

    I suppose I don't fear the end, if there is nothing because I have lived a long challenging, and rewarding life. If I got Prostate cancer, I would allow nature to take it's course.

    If there is an after life. Then my bed is already made, and whatever will be, will be,

    This I do not understand others fear, as I do not behold that fear. In fact I've spent much of my life courting death, it just never found me.
  • LJay

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    May 31, 2011 7:32 AM GMT
    See the thread quoting Carl Sagan's wife.
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    May 31, 2011 7:33 AM GMT
    I figure since all material of the body is around after death, i suppose the material of the soul is around somehow too... believing in God or not to me is superfluous to that question, as God plays more of a role in deciding fates all around
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    May 31, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    Gaydar saidI'm scared as hell of death. Much of my family is very opposed to homosexuality, for example. I've heard a lot of the "you'll burn in hell" speeches, even one from my father.



    I have had the power of the universe shine it's love down on me, and bless my life. Or that may of been the power of God and his loving hand. So mate let me tell you first hand God does not hate fags!

    If you went on a killing spree, he would hate that act, but never hate you because you are a fag. It's how we live our everyday life that counts.

  • twilight2010

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    May 31, 2011 7:36 AM GMT
    Death is not easy and as the Apostle Paul says

    I desire to be clothed in my heavenly house than to be in my earthly house. As Christians we know that when we die we have the promise of the resurrection and that is POWER. So people must know that yes we are all going to die but Jesus Conquered death at the cross and WHOSOEVER BELIEVES in Him will have everlasting life even though he dies.

    If my boyfriend had to die I would be extremely sad and obviously be depressed but deep inside I will know that he will hear the voice of our Lord Jesus Christ and wake up when that trumpet blows.

    Amen
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    May 31, 2011 7:38 AM GMT
    DAVID_HALL saidI'm scared of death because of the finality of it.


    I've thought thats the case for many. fear life going on without you, and missing out on loved ones moving on, and their celebrations. I don't feel that. I sometimes look at my big garden I have created from nothing 10 years of my sweet and hard slog have gone into it, and sometimes I look at it and think of a family in it sometime after me. I just thin well I;m really only the caretaker.
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    May 31, 2011 7:40 AM GMT
    Why fear death? I mean... no matter what you are going to die. And I'm the one stuck with the trouble of getting rid of the body without the police finding out.

    (Agnostic btw)
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    May 31, 2011 7:41 AM GMT
    uombroca said
    meninlove said
    lol, an atheist fears death because it is the end. A christian fears death because of how he/she may be judged.

    You lost one partner. Most other people fear death because of the separation from loved ones it brings with it.



    Contrary as a Christian I do not fear death for I know what awaits at the other end, for me as much as I love life, this current journey is not my home. I have experience loss in my own family - suddenly. In my walk of life I have come close to losing my life, to assault, etc. in those instances I did fear the end of my existence, but later coming to a relationship with Christ that has changed. Do not get me wrong, I am a human and still have fears and apprehensions, situations that alerts us but this is our inherit normal response to survive in a situation of danger, but to see that this current life has a finality I do not believe for what I have experience, and being privilege to learn in faith and prayer. And is available to all who seek him, I am not taking about religion.


    See I don't see why a chistain would fear death. that just does not add up to me.
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    May 31, 2011 7:43 AM GMT
    pre_mortem saidWhy fear death? I mean... no matter what you are going to die. And I'm the one stuck with the trouble of getting rid of the body without the police finding out.

    (Agnostic btw)


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    May 31, 2011 7:45 AM GMT
    I believe in God and I'm afraid of death not because of what might happen after, but me never seeing my loved ones ever again.